Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Richmond

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Richmond is a cultured city, and this splendid art museum is the cornerstone of the local arts scene. Highlights of its eclectic, world-class collection include the Sydney and Frances Lewis Art Nouveau and Art Deco …
Top Choice Museum in Richmond

Museum of the Confederacy

Located in a modern building behind the White House of the Confederacy, this museum houses a collection of Confederate artifacts that is probably the best in the country. Exhibits on the ground floor trace the histo…
Top Choice Museum in Richmond

Poe Museum

Contains the world's largest collection of manuscripts and memorabilia of poet and horror writer Edgar Allan Poe, who lived and worked in Richmond. Exhibits include the first printing of 'The Raven', Poe's vest, his…
Top Choice Notable Building in Richmond

Virginia State Capitol

Designed by Thomas Jefferson, the capitol building was completed in 1788 and houses the oldest legislative body in the Western Hemisphere – the Virginia General Assembly, established in 1619. Free one-hour guided to…
Historic Site in Richmond

White House of the Confederacy

The executive mansion of the Confederacy between 1861 and 1865, and the wartime home of its president, Jefferson Davis, this 1818 building was once a shrine to the Southern 'Lost Cause.' Guided 45-minute tours of th…
Museum in Richmond

Historic Tredegar

Part of the multisite American Civil War Museum, this fascinating exhibit – housed inside an 1861 iron works that at its height employed 800 free and slave laborers – explores the causes and course of the Civil War …
Park in Richmond

Richmond National Battlefield Park

The dozen Civil War sites and four visitor centers that comprise this park can be visited on an 80-mile driving tour around Richmond. The best place to begin the tour is at the Civil War Visitor Center housed in an …
Church in Richmond

St John's Episcopal Church

It was here that firebrand Patrick Henry uttered his famous battle cry – 'Give me Liberty, or give me Death!' – during the rebellious 1775 Second Virginia Convention. The short but informative tour is given by guide…
Cemetery in Richmond

Hollywood Cemetery

Perched above the James River rapids, this tranquil cemetery contains the gravesites of two US presidents (James Monroe and John Tyler), the only Confederate president (Jefferson Davis) and 18,000 Confederate soldie…
Museum in Richmond

Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Virginia's attic is looking pretty darn impressive after a multimillion-dollar renovation. With easy-to-digest changing and permanent exhibits tracing the story of the Commonwealth from its prehistoric beginnings to…